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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Thursday said the government is paying special attention to enhance exports of information technology.

Speaking at an event here on Thursday, he said, in 2018, the exports of the IT sector were worth 800 million dollars and a significant increase is being witnessed in this regard.He said the youth can start their own business with new ideas and avail upto one million rupees loan from banks under Kamyab Jawan Program.

He further said they can also get benefits of loan upto 25 million rupees through another slab. He said that investment of over 300 million dollars has been made in Startups program.

He said that under stipend programme, 200,000 deserving students have so far been provided educational stipends. He said that special incentives are also being provided to construction section and allocation of 1,000 billion rupees have been approved for this purpose, while approval of 100 billion rupees has also been accorded for construction of low-cost homes.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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